SSH problem

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Mon Jan 9 09:48:13 PST 2006

On Jan 9, 2006, at 1:57 AM, Leonidas Tsampros wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:32:00AM -0800, Robert Stevenson wrote:
>> I'm able to log-in to my FreeBSD box using SSH just a
>> few days ago, but now I can't. Whenever I try I only
>> get to enter my username and the password prompt does
>> not appear anymore. It seems authentication stops
>> after I enter my username. I'm using PUTTY as a client
>> I can login directly to the box and I could see that
>> SSHD is running. Any ideas what's wrong with it?
> I've encountered a similar situation some time ago with a firewall i
> used to run. To troobleshoot the sshd daemon, just login to your  
> box, shut down the sshd that's running with
> $ /etc/rc.d/sshd stop
> and then run sshd in debug mode with verbose output by running
> $ /usr/sbin/sshd -D -f /etc/ssh/sshd_config
> by running this command the daemon will run but it will not detach
> itself in the background, but instead will output lots of debuging  
> information.
> After that try to login using putty, and take a look at the last 10-20
> lines of the login process. There should be enough information about
> the nature of the error.

Read my thread that I just made, Extremely slow authentication via  
SSH on FreeBSD 6.0. It'll probably solve your problem.

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